O.C.B.S April Speaker is Mike Veerhoef

Mike Verhoef,  the owner of Fly Fitters guide service since 2003, fishing the rivers of SW Ontario and specifically along Ontario’s West Coast. 

Mike was Introduced to a two hander in 2004 by a couple of fellow Gloomis pro staffer’s and quickly realized the benefit these long rods and line set ups would have to pursue steelhead on his home waters of the Maitland River! Mike was “hooked” and has been spey fishing ever since!

He now spends anywhere from 60-80 days a year spey fishing and guiding clients with two handers!  From his home steelhead water in SW Ontario, to the Atlantic salmon rivers in New Brunswick and his cherished couple weeks a year in Skeena country of British Columbia! 

You can learn more about Mike and what he offers on his www.flyfitters.ca website, or google him on youtube to see a number of his TV appearances from over the years, and also be sure to check out his www.speyfishingontario.ca website. 

If you have an interest in learning about the steelhead fishing on the north shore of Lake Erie, Mike will be on hand to answer your questions.

Mike has a lot of good steelheading information to share with us. This should be another great meeting that you will not want to miss

Rod Raffle: G Loomis 9” 6” Classic Steelhead Spinning Rod GLX STR 1141S

Meeting               Buffalo Wild Wings

Location:             8465 Pearl Road

                              Strongsville, OH 44136

                              440-243-9464

Date and Time:  Thursday April 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM


   Spring Cleanups and Kids Day Programs

O.C.B.S. supports and volunteers for the following projects. It is always important to clean up the rivers we fish. It is also important to help develop future fisher-men and fisher-women by supporting and volunteering to help and teach at metroparks kids days programs.

May 4      Conneaut Creek Clean Up
May 4,5   Black River Clean Up
May 11    Lake Metroparks Arnie’s Anglers Kids Fishing Derby at Hidden Lake
May 18    Grand River Clean Up
May 18    Cleveland Metroparks Kids Fishing Derby at Wallace Lake
May 19    Cleveland Metroparks Kids Fishing Derby at Ohio and Erie Canal
Jun 1       Rocky River Clean Up
                                Summer Break  June to August


 2018 – 2019 OCBS Championship Series

Steelhead Tournament

Final Results

Congratulations to John Rhoades First Place winner of the 2018-2019 OCBS Championship Series Steelhead Tournament.  John’s Largest six fish total measured 161.5 inches.

Ken Harper captured second place with six fish totaling 158. inches in length.  Adam Hillman placed third with six fish measuring 157.25 inches in length.

Awards will be presented at the 7 April 2019 Membership meeting at BW3 in Strongsville followed by the Tournament Raffle. Mark your calendar and plan on attending the event.

John Beedlow Jr.

Tournament Director

Place

Name

Steelhead Checked In (Length)

1

2

3

4

5

6

Total

1

Rhoades John

24.00

24.50

25.00

27.00

28.50

32.50

161.50

2

Harper Ken

25.25

25.50

26.00

26.00

26.50

28.75

158.00

3

Hillman Adam

25.00

25.75

26.25

26.50

26.88

26.88

157.25

4

Cradock Dave

24.25

25.00

25.00

26.00

26.25

26.50

153.00

5

Lancaster Ray

24.25

25.00

25.00

26.50

27.75

 

128.50

6

Telep Justin

24.13

25.50

25.50

26.00

26.50

 

127.63

7

Bryda Chris

24.00

25.00

26.50

27.50

 

 

103.00

8

Gibson Joe

24.00

25.00

25.75

26.50

 

 

101.25

9

Warren Mark

24.25

24.75

25.50

26.00

 

 

100.50

10

Smoggie John

24.00

25.00

26.00

 

 

 

75.00

11

Hartman John

24.00

24.00

25.25

 

 

 

73.25

12

Krause Keith

24.00

24.00

25.00

 

 

 

73.00

13

Blotzer Tom

24.50

25.50

 

 

 

 

50.00

14

Vaughn Brad

24.00

25.00

 

 

 

 

49.00

15

Smith Casey

24.00

24.50

 

 

 

 

48.50

16

King Frank

29.25

 

 

 

 

 

29.25

17

Calkins Brian

24.00

 

 

 

 

 

24.00

18

Moravec Joe

24.000

 

 

 

 

 

24.000

19

Reynolds Rick

24.000

 

 

 

 

 

24.000

20

Whal Bill

24.000

 

 

 

 

 

24.000

21

15 Anglers tied at:

0.000

 

 

 

 

 

0.000


 OCBS Steelhead Tournament, 7 April 2019 Results

The 5th Leg of the OCBS “Members Only” Steelhead Tournament was held on Sunday 7 April 2019.  A bright beautiful day with temperatures in the high sixties.   The Legacy streams were in decent shape and held good numbers of fresh and holdover fish.   Water temps were in the upper forties and the bite was rather slow.

A total of 16 fish 24 inches or greater in length were checked in for the Tournament Leg.

All in all a pleasant day to be out on Steelhead Alley.

Congratulations to John Rhoades who placed first with two fish measuring 32.50 and 28.50 inches.  Justin Telep and Ken Harper placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.

John Beedlow, Jr.

Tournament Director

Place Name Fish #1 Fish #2

TTL Length

1

Rhoades John

32.50

28.50

61.00

2

Telep Justin

26.50

26.00

52.50

3

Harper Ken

26.00

25.00

51.00

4

Gibson Joe

25.75

25.00

50.75

5

Blotzer Tom

25.50

24.50

50.00

6

Lancaster Ray

25.00

25.00

50.00

7

Warren Mark

25.50

0.00

25.50

8

Calkins Brian

24.00

0.00

24.00

9

Hartman John

24.00

0.00

24.00

10

Moravec Joe

24.00

0.00

24.00

11

25 Members tied at:

0.00

0.00

0.00

 

 

                                              

 

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